Quality mowers can be used for many years. If it is wel […]
Quality mowers can be used for many years. If it is well maintained, it may even last for decades. The following seven foolproof methods extend the life of the mower to its optimum to ensure a summer stay after trouble-free service during the summer.
1.Clean up the lawn
Before starting mowing, check the lawn for stones, tools, branches or other objects. Running a toy can turn it into a missile. Walking on the roots or stones can seriously damage your lawn mower, for example, cutting blades, knocking on the deck or even causing engine blockage. More importantly, if these types of items are shot from under the lawn mower, they can be potentially dangerous if they hit people or pets.
2. Clean after each use
Clean the mower after each use. It only takes a few minutes. Clean the push mower and keep a wire brush for the task. Clean pneumatic or electric lawn mowers. Similarly, you can also use a hard wire brush. However, the garden hose under the lawn mower deck will explode. Safety is the most important consideration when cleaning lawn mowers before cleaning lawn mowers. Always disconnect the spark plug from the gas mower before starting cleaning. You should also wait until the engine is cool. In addition, it is best to avoid letting the engine or spark plug get wet. For electric lawn mowers, it is not necessary to unplug it before cleaning. If it has a rechargeable battery pack, completely disconnect and remove the battery pack. More importantly, let the engine cool down before working on the lawn mower. If the mower is cleaned with a hose, make sure the mower's engine is cool and not hot. Cold water on a hot engine block may rupture due to sudden changes in temperature. Also, if you accidentally touch them, hot engine parts can cause burns. If you forget to clean the mower once or twice, you may need to use a spatula to loosen the dry deposits.
3. Keep the engine block clean
To prevent overheating and damage to the engine, use a long brush or rod to remove debris from the engine heat sink after each use. An old toothbrush can enter the narrow corner very well.
4. Regular cleaning and lubrication
Keep the engine casing and all mechanical connections clean. A rag and an old toothbrush simplify this task. Lubricate the cable as it enters and exits the cable jacket to prevent it from getting stuck and disconnected.
5. Change the oil!
Change the oil according to the manual or change the oil after every 25 hours of use. You will be surprised how many people have overlooked this simple program. To find a drain plug that is usually located under the mower deck, support the mower on the concrete block. Grab dirty oil in the oil sump to take it to your local recycling center. If your engine organic oil filter, please replace it. Make sure the motor is not hot before changing the oil. Otherwise, the oil coming out of the crankcase may be hot enough to burn unprotected skin.
6. Replace or clean the air filter
Replace or clean the air filter according to the instructions in the user manual. Simply replace the new paper filter; clean the filter housing and insert the filter with the pleats facing up. If your filter is foam, soak the new filter in oil and use a rag to squeeze out the excess filter before inserting. If the weather is particularly dry and dusty, you may need to change the filter more often. User manuals can provide more details.
7. Siphon gas during storage
When you place a lawn mower or lawn tractor (or a summer snow blower) in winter, suck out most of the fuel and run the equipment until the tank is dry. As long as it is not mixed with oil, you can use the remaining gasoline that is sucked out of the car.